Vancouverites go for a run at any time of day, in almost any weather. The seawall around the downtown peninsula remains the most popular route, though the hilly byways of the North Shore are also popular with trail runners. Visitors staying downtown will be drawn to the 10-km (6-mile) loop around Stanley Park, or the short 2-km (1-mile) circuit around Lost Lagoon.

Running Room. This Canada-based business is a good source for gear, advice, and downloadable route maps. There are many branches around the city and throughout British Columbia and the rest of Canada. A free running club leaves from this location at 6 pm on Wednesday and 8:30 am on Sunday. 679 Denman St., Suite 103, West End, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6G 2L3. 604/684–9771;